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Title: Remote Excavation System technology evaluation report: Buried Waste Robotics Program

This document describes the results from the Remote Excavation System demonstration and testing conducted at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory during June and July 1993. The purpose of the demonstration was to ascertain the feasibility of the system for skimming soil and removing various types of buried waste in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements, and to compare the performances of manual and remote operation of a backhoe. The procedures and goals of the demonstration were previously defined in The Remote Excavation System Test Plan, which served as a guideline for evaluating the various components of the system and discussed the procedures used to conduct the tests.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10193548
Report Number(s):
EGG--2710
ON: DE94002604; TRN: 94:000122
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1993
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING; SOILS; EXCAVATION; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; ROBOTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REMEDIAL ACTION; IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY; REMOTE HANDLING; SAFETY; COST; REMOTE VIEWING EQUIPMENT; HEALTH HAZARDS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS 054000; 052000; 420203; HEALTH AND SAFETY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES